Youre doin it wrong. Push it harder - my 2500k could do 4.9Ghz stable, Im sure i could have done 5Ghz if i bothered to tweak it a little. Its not like i didnt try but i was too lazy. At 4.9Ghz you'd pretty much demolish any game or benchmark so there was little point pushing it that last 100mhz unless it was for e-peen. Definitely one of the best set ups ive ever had in all my years of being an enthusiast. That said though, I used to have a AMD64 3000+ that could do 2.75Ghz. I thought that was bad ass till i heard people getting 3Ghz out of it on suicide runs ahhh nostalgia.... as nostalgic as the 9700 pro i have in a box somewhere. It still works but its not in 'working condition' memory on it is corrupt so all i see is blue tint and all sorts of shit on screen if i plug it into something and boot with it. I cant bring myself to throw it away because it done 9800 pro speeds.